Register Now and be entered to win an Eikona giveaway. Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community on Thursday 8/12 at 7pm EST. Fr. Christopher Metropulos and guests Eikona; Presvytera Stacey Dorrance, Presvytera Marika Brown, and Chrysanthy Therianos will discus as three sisters who love to sing started their ministry in answer to the question from their husbands, “What are you doing with your talents?”
They have offered the hymns of our faith to the English-speaking world for
almost 30 years and inspire church musicians to answer the same call… to
grow in their faith and use their musical talents to serve the Holy Orthodox
Church. May every Orthodox Christian Church in America have beautiful
music! Let visitors come to our parishes and, for the beauty of the music,
(such as was beheld by the emissaries of Prince Vladimir at Hagia Sophia)
“…know not whether they are in heaven or on earth!”
Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across the United States of America and around the world. Speaker, Radio Host, Professor, Founding Father of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), Pastor, Leader of 12 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Author, Father, Grandfather and Defender of the Faith. As founder, host, and executive director of the Orthodox Christian Network he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to close to 1 million people a month in more than 190 countries. A nationally known radio personality, Fr. Christopher co-hosted the groundbreaking, internationally televised Epiphany Celebration of Tarpon Springs, Florida in January 2006, presided over by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and seen on the Hallmark Channel. He was also featured in a 2012 television broadcast on TLC entitled “4 Weddings.” In May 2014, he offered live English commentary from Rome via Radio Vaticana and EWTN for the worldwide televised broadcast of the historic meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem. In November 2014, he returned to Rome to provide the English commentary on a second Radio Vaticana/EWTN worldwide televised broadcast, this time on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul in celebration of the Feast Day of St Andrew. He worked alongside a team of professionals from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on these broadcasts. Currently serves as Vice President, International Association of Digital Media Orthodox Pastoral Care. Fr. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hellenic College of Brookline, Massachusetts, a Master of Divinity Studies Degree from Brookline’s Holy Cross School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His dedication to the family unit drove Fr. Christopher to be certified as a Family Mediator by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. Fr. Christopher has also studied extensively at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He has served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for more than 40 years. He has held many different assignments as: Representative to the United Nations and United States Missions; Assistant Priest St. Demetrios Cathedral, Astoria, NY; Dean of the Assumption Cathedral in Denver, CO; Pastor of the Archangel Michael Church, Roslyn, NY; Pastor of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft Lauderdale Florida, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology, Dean of Admissions and Registrar of the Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology; member of the Archdiocesan Council; President of the Archdiocesan Presbyter’s Council for two consecutive terms; and council member of the Metropolis of Denver and the Metropolis of Atlanta. He also served as Vicar of the South Florida Conference from 1998-2011. In the summer of 2008, he was elevated by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios to the rank of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the blessings of the Holy and Sacred Synod, the highest honor bestowed on a married clergyman. Fr. Christopher and his late wife, Presbytera Georgia Mitsos, have six children and four grandchildren. With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco he was appointed as Interim Pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in San Jose, Ca in October 2021.
Eikona is three sisters who love to chant. Presvytera Stacey Dorrance, Presvytera Marika Brown, and Chrysanthy Therianos started their ministry over 28 years ago, at the urging of their husbands and in answer to the question, “What are you doing to use your talents for the Church?” Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, they grew up in the community of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. They were raised in a loving, musical home where church attendance was not optional, but rather, an extension of their parents’ love for music and the church. Each sister has four children, many married and starting families of their own. Their mission is to bring beautiful English Byzantine Chant to the world. Their love of liturgical worship and desire to grow in their own faith inspires them to continue their music ministry. Presvytera Stacey is both the co-chanter and assistant choir director in her parish of St. Catherine’s, in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She is also Chair of the Byzantine Music Education Committee of the National Forum as well as a Chant teacher specializing in helping parishes form Byzantine Choirs across the country (and even in Australia), via Zoom. Presvytera Marika is head chanter at her parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Boulder, Colorado, as well as a host to many of their parish ministries. Chrysanthy is the choir director at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Theotokos in Denver, Colorado, as well as a chanter. She is the President of the Metropolis Music Ministry, a composer of music, and an Ace Bowler!